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Creative Associates International Latest Job Vacancies [3 Positions]

Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in more than 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party
Location:
 Bauchi
Job Type: Full Time

Project Description

  • The upcoming Nigeria State2State project, funded by USAID, aims to increase the effectiveness, accountability, and transparency of selected state and local governments in Nigeria.
  • The program will operate in Bauchi, Sokoto, and at least one other state in the north of Nigeria, and focus on strengthening public financial management and service delivery systems in key sectors such as education, health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Position Summary

  • Creative Associates seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Nigeria.
  • The DCOP will support the Chief of Party (COP) and provide overall day-to-day management and coordination of project technical and administrative personnel and functions, including ensuring that appropriate technical and financial reporting requirements are met.
  • S/he should have appropriate levels of complementary expertise, professional and work experience to support the COP and coherent and effective program coordination and operations, and possess the relevant management, communication, and interpersonal skills to fulfill this role.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage program operations, including administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finance and compliance, property, and oversight of grants under contract;
  • Support a broad range of activities related to good governance, public financial management, citizen engagement, government service delivery, and conflict mitigation;
  • Serve as USAID liaison in coordination with COP and during his/her absence;
  • Support the development of the project strategic framework and work plans for the program implementation to ensure the achievement of the program goals;
  • Support the COP in management of the program team in an open and respectful manner; and
  • Support the COP in implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a relevant field is required; Master’s degree is preferred;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience working in governance programs, including experience with a Contractor or international NGO with demonstrated supervisory experience;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge establishing systems and overseeing start-up under limited time constraints as well as program close-out;
  • Experience in the hiring and supervising of host country local personnel and ensuring, when need arises, that they secure necessary training required to meet program needs;
  • Financial management experience, including budgeting; financial management (tracking, reporting, and accounting); and procurement;
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; and
  • Fluency in U.S. Government policies and procedures for contract management, financial reporting, procurement processes, systems, and grants and contracts management; experience with construction procurements a plus.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience working in West Africa and/or Nigeria;
  • Experience working on programs related to good governance, public financial management, government service delivery, citizen engagement, and/or conflict mitigation; and
  • Experience engaging women and marginalized groups to ensure their inclusion

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Ref Id: MONIT01356
Location: Bauchi, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-Time

Position Summary

  • Creative Associates seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Nigeria.
  • The M&E Manager will design, develop, and implement a monitoring and evaluation system within assigned area.
  • S/he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation.
  • The M&E Manager will carry out his/her work according to an established standard operating procedure for collecting data, monitoring project progress and measuring program inputs/outputs.

Reporting and Supervision:

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager reports to the Chief of Party (COP). S/he will supervise M&E Officers.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Coordinate weekly with M&E team to determine priority tasks. Ensure the M&E team is aware of and up to date on all M&E tasks and reports;
  • Conduct site visits during the project implementation phase for each grant in assigned areas;
  • Share observations from monitoring visits with the COP when findings demonstrate questionable actions;
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Grants Office when developing impact assessments, success stories and weekly reporting;
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Grants Office when additional information is needed to close grants;
  • Undertake comprehensive analysis of projects based on history of site visits; present findings to Chief of Party in a concise and professional manner;
  • Participate in professional training and development activities, as necessary;
  • Represent the program positively and professionally in both internal and external environments; and
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in International Development, Social Science, Economics, or related field is required;
  • Five (5) years’ experience in the management of field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and/or information management design is required;
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required;
  • Strong analytical skills are required;
  • Prior experience with USAID or U.S. Government funded projects is highly desirable;
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required;
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus;
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required; and
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the Northern Nigeria is desired.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Director of Adaptive Management and Analysis
Programs: DIREC01354
Location: Bauchi, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-Time

Project Descriptions

  • The upcoming Nigeria State2State project, funded by USAID, aims to increase the effectiveness, accountability, and transparency of selected state and local governments in Nigeria.
  • The program will operate in Bauchi, Sokoto, and at least one other state in the north of Nigeria, and focus on strengthening public financial management and service delivery systems in key sectors such as education, health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Position Summary

  • Creative Associates seeks a Director of Adaptive Management and Analysis for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Nigeria. The Director of Adaptive Management and Analysis will oversee a series of assessments which will be conducted in Bauchi, Sokoto, and a third state, synthesize the results of those assessments within a unified framework, and contribute to the development of program implementation and monitoring strategies.

Reporting and Supervision:

  • The Director of Adaptive Management and Analysis reports to the Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate assessments of the governance systems in Sokoto, Bauchi, and a third state, developing parameters for research in coordination with Creative’s management team, overseeing partners and contractors, and synthesizing the results of assessments;
  • Assist in the identification of subject matter experts; and
  • Contribute to program implementation and monitoring and evaluation strategies;

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree – MA or PhD preferred – in Political Science, Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy, Law, or a related field;
  • Minimum eight (8) years of related international development experience in adaptive management, monitoring and evaluation, research and analysis, good governance, or a related field;
  • Expertise in political economy and conflict assessment and mapping, managing complex partnerships and cross-cutting projects, and local, state, and national institutional building;
  • Strong experience with coalition building and collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including civil society, and government;
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, strategic thinking, analysis, and research experience;
  • Able to work effectively and professionally with high-level government officials, civil society organizations (CSOs), donor, project staff, and other beneficiaries;
  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated track record of working effectively in a teamwork environment; and
  • Fluency in English.

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience working in West Africa and/or Nigeria;
  • Proficiency in Hausa; and
  • Experience engaging women and marginalized groups to ensure their inclusion.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Note

  • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Position contingent upon donor funding.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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